The Apache and broader technology communities will gather in Miami to share and learn about the latest innovations in cloud, DevOps, IoT, servers, web technologies and more in a collaborative, vendor-neutral environment

SAN FRANCISCO, March 9, 2017 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today announced the program for ApacheCon™, taking place May 16-18 in Miami, FL.

The Linux Foundation events are where the leading technologists meet, collaborate, learn and network in order to advance innovations that support the world’s largest shared technologies.

Over the past 17 years, ApacheCon has drawn attendees from more than 60 countries to learn about core open source technologies directly from Apache project developer and user communities --independent of business interests, corporate biases, or sales pitches. Highlights include:

  • Timely Content --learn first-hand from the largest collection of global Apache project communities through detailed sessions, and standalone tracks such as Apache: Big Data, Flex Project Summit, TomcatCon, Apache: IoT, and CloudStack Collaboration Conference.
  • Innovation Insight --presentations from the Apache Incubator include the latest developments in data science, cloud, embedded systems, and many other categories, as well as industry-specific areas such as climate, microfinances, and cryptography.
  • Knowledge Exchange --meet the people behind dozens of Apache projects through ample networking opportunities including BarCampApache, hackathons, BoFs, and the ‘hallway track’.
  • Education --gain the latest skills with in-depth tutorials, trainings, and workshops with low student-to-instructor ratios.
  • Sponsor Showcase and Expo --engage with some of the commercial products and service providers behind Apache project communities in a friendly, relaxed environment.

The full agenda for ApacheCon 2017 is now available. Confirmed keynote speakers at this year’s event include:

  • Sudip Chakrabarti, Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
  • Alan Gates, Co-Founder, Hortonworks
  • Sandra Matz, Computational Social Scientist
  • Sam Ruby, President, Apache Software Foundation

Additional keynote speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Session highlights include:

  • From dev@ to user@, Steve Blackmon, People Pattern
  • Practical Trademark Law For FOSS Projects, Shane Curcuru, Apache Software Foundation
  • What's New in Apache httpd 2.4, Jim Jagielski, Apache Software Foundation
  • Tools for Better Testing for Open Source Projects, Dong Ma, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • How to Govern and Maintain Compliance Using Open Source Identity Management Components, Shawn McKinney, Symas
  • BM25 is so Yesterday: Modern Techniques for Better Search Relevance in Solr, Victoria Piazza, Codeword
  • Fragility of API Interoperability: Keep Open Source Interoperable, Ken’ichi Omichi, NEC
  • How Container Schedulers and Software-Based Storage will Change the Cloud, David vonThenen, {code} by Dell EMC

View the full agenda of sessions.

ApacheCon is co-located with Apache: Big Data, which gathers the Apache projects, people and technologies working in Big Data, ubiquitous computing and data engineering and science to educate, collaborate and connect in a completely project-neutral environment.

Registration for ApacheCon is discounted to $600 through March 12. Registration includes access to all sessions and activities at both ApacheCon and Apache: Big Data. Applications for diversity and needs-based scholarships are also being accepted.

Members of the media who would like to reserve a complimentary press pass to ApacheCon should contact Dan Brown at dbrown@linuxfoundation.org.

ApacheCon is made possible by Platinum Sponsor IBM, Silver Sponsors Datadog and Pivotal, and Community Partner The Apache Software Foundation.

Additional Resources

YouTube: The Linux Foundation Event Experience (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WUeelICQ2U)

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world's top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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"Apache", "ApacheCon", “CloudStack”, “Flex”, “HTTP Server”, “Solr” and “Tomcat” are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation in the United States and/or other countries.

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